Drama

I can’t sleep, and having nothing better to do I guess I’ll post about the past few days.

Saturday morning I had my last drama class. Anna and I asked David if we could do the scene we’d done at one of the early classes…he had us do it for them, and said afterwards that it was perfect, we could do it at the end of the program. Then we all stayed through to the showcase. We were all very hyper, and after setting out the chairs we noticed a stool sitting in the middle of the floor; we all started making up a scene around it, completely random. It was a lot of fun. When people started to arrive, a few of us sat around it, just staring. We lasted about twenty minutes, then had to move so the program could start.

The younger childrens’ bit went on for quite a while…I admit, it was rather dull, but at their age the showcase is not for the audience, it’s for them. For us, on the other hand, what we presented was as much for the audience as for ourselves. We did the yes circle, then another excersize, then went into our scenes. Zoe and Nate did a really cute one where Zoe, a parachuting instructor, gets fed up with Nate, a nervous student who won’t jump, and ends up pushing him out of the plane. When it was time for Anna and I to go, we did our first scene; it went well. It involved me seeing Anna on the street and being very excited, because we’d been friends years ago in junior high. Finally, after I’ve been gushing about the good old JH days for a while, she confesses that she can’t remember any of what I’m talking about, and she can’t even remember who I am. It’s really awkward. Then a few more people did scenes, and Anna and I did our second one (we were the only ones to do two!). This one was much more fun and involved, which is why we wanted to do it so badly. It involved me, the mother, walking in on Anna and handing her her report card. She, shocked at all Fs, blames me for not making her work harder, I get angry, she says it’s not fair, I say life’s not fair, and in the end we’re screaming at the top of our lungs. It’s absolutely…delicious is a silly word, but that’s one of the most fitting adjectives I can think of to describe it. People were in stitches, it was so gratifying. For me, anyways, there’s hardly anything more exciting then making people laugh.

Lastly, we did the gossip game. This involves two people sitting and chatting about someone they hate, giving examples and describing the quirks said person has. A third person, in this case me, sits upstage and listens, then when the time is right, they walk in, doing their best to portray the person the gossipers were talking about. It can be really funny if done well. I was a bit nervous, because I’d only been a gossiper before, not a gossipee. The girls, Adrian and Zoe, chatted about how at dance class, I was constantly talking about how philosophical dance was, but not really having any idea what I was talking about. I had a very annoying voice, and was always getting in people’s faces. So I got up and walked in, and swallowing any nervousness, put on the best nasal voice I could muster. Much to my relief, everyone laughed. I started talking about how dance was so ‘deep and profound’ and went ’straight to my heart.’ It was a blast…the girls were having trouble coming up with things to say, and I was afraid we were losing the scene, so I tried to carry it. It was just so fun…until this class I always thought it was impossible to really lose yourself in a scene, but I was completely in the moment and ignoring everything else around me. Afterwards I couldn’t even remember if people had laughed or not…but I got several compliments from people I didn’t know, which was very encouraging. It was really fun. And the best part…Gina, Joseph, Amelia, and Jackie all came to see us! Afterwards we went to Anna and Regina’s house, hung out, ran around outside like little kids…at one point we divided into teams (Anna and me against everyone else, hardly fair. :P ) and ran around fighting with sticks and long grass. We took Joseph hostage and tied him to the fence, he was so funny, yelling and being all dramatic. I felt like such a little kid, it was really great. Then we all started fighting with sticks again, and Joseph and I got into this deep conversation about Eragon and the ending of Eldest, so I switched teams so we could keep talking. :P That evening we went to see the GPCS play, which was really cute…I especially liked Matt. Now I know what he’ll look like when he’s fifty. :P
All in all, it was a great day, and since I rarely get to see those five friends all at once, it was a treat as well.

Today I saw Krissy and Sonja in Me and My Girl, at Greely. It was fantastic! Krissy was a wonderful maid, did everything right on cue. Son made a great Lady…she had the opening line in the play, and a really neat little scene with the main character that she carried really well. The music was great…lots of tap, they both nailed it, and Krissy had a really great segment playing the spoons with a group! Got a lot of applause. :D Son was in an awesome tap dance scene with the other ladies that I enjoyed.
Great job guys! :D :D

I hope I can get to sleep before long…

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